NEWS

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SWGfL publishes report into what causes young people upset online

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.

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Mobilising the UK to "Create, connect and share respect" on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK marked Safer Internet Day 2018 by mobilising people across the country to "Create, connect and share respect" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us. The message at the heart of this year's UK campaign was about promoting healthy relationships online by developing children's digital empathy and inspiring kindness and respect.

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Football clubs back Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 14/02/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In the UK over 50 football clubs helped to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day with their fans and local community.

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Safer Internet Day 2018 bigger than ever as millions take part in global celebration

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. Here, Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, reflects on the huge success of Safer Internet Day 2018.

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We must join #TogetherForRespect

  • Youth
  • 11/12/2017
  • Sophie, youth panellist from the UK

Young people from across Europe met recently for the 9th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP), which took place in Brussels last month. In total, 15 young people from 13 countries were selected from their national youth panels to represent their peers, share their ideas and contribute to a new youth campaign. They also attended the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), where they participated in high-level panel discussions. Here, Sophie from the UK shares her experience.

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UK youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Research published today by children's charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.

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Facebook announces new partnership with the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is teaming up with Facebook and the Diana Award to deliver a project that will see thousands of young people across the UK trained as peer educators.

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Fake news: four quick checks

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Not everything we see online is truthful, but it can be hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction. To help, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has put together a few quick tips for young people to help them distinguish between the two when reading articles online.

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Fake news and critical thinking

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Hannah Broadbent, Deputy Director at the UK Safer Internet Centre, and Deputy CEO at Childnet, reports back on recent discussions with Safer Internet Centres from across Europe about fake news and media literacy education.

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Report it, don't ignore it. Together we can end child sexual abuse imagery online

  • Hotlines
  • 07/02/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) provides the hotline strand of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working to eradicate child sexual abuse imagery online. Here we hear about its campaign to "Do the right thing and report it" as part of a whole host of awareness-raising actions taking place on Safer Internet Day.

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